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This is a portrait of Colonel James Monroe Williams. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was commissioned a captain and appointed commander of Company F, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. In 1862, he resigned from the 5th Kansas to raise a regiment of black infantry, which became the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry. He became its colonel. In 1864, Williams assumed command of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, VII Corps and was brevetted brigadier general early in 1865. In 1866, after the Civil War, he entered the regular army as a captain in the 8th US Cavalry, serving as commander of Company I. He served with the 8th Cavalry based at Fort Whipple, Arizona, and Forts Selden and Bayard in New Mexico. He resigned in 1873 and became a rancher in Colorado. He was born in 1833 and died in 1907.

Creator: Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896
Date: Between 1861 and 1865

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Item Number: 226617
Call Number: B Williams, James Monroe *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226617

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